Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy ranch dressing gives this pasta loads of flavor!  Whether you make this salad as a side dish or eat it as a main course, your whole family is sure to love it.  This salad is perfect to bring to parties and you can even prepare it in advance and keep it in the fridge until it is time to eat!

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe:
Ingredients:
1/2 box shell shaped pasta
1 head of broccoli, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 package mini pepperonis
8 Monterey Jack cheese sticks, cut into cubes
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 packed Ranch dressing, prepared as directed
 
Directions:
Cook pasta shells according to directions on the box, being sure not to overcook because you don’t want your pasta to be too soft.  Rinse pasta in cold water and drain.  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, peas, pepperonis, cheese and carrots.  Fold in cooled pasta.  Pour prepared ranch dressing over the pasta and stir until evenly coated.  Keep refrigerated until served.
(Recipe adapted from Simply Real Moms)
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